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. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. is facing jail time after pleading guilty after misusing thousands of dollars from campaign funds with his famous father in the courtroom, a tearful jackson apologized to his family and to the people in chicago. >> reporter: for jesse jackson jr. the walk into the courthouse was the end of a slow-motion fall from grace. he told a judge, for years i have lived off my campaign, admitting that he took money received in political contributions and made 3,000 purchases for himself and his wife over the past seven years. a $43,000 gold watch. $19,000 for one of michael jackson's guitars. 16,000 there are for a pair of alcade. total value $750,000. >> jesse jackson jr. had the drive, the ability, and the talent to be the voice of a new generation. but he squandered that talent. >> reporter: as he left, jackson was apologetic. >> not a proud day. >> reporter: but his lawyers at age 47, he still has a promising future. >> a man that talented, that devoted to public service, a man who has done so much for so many, has another day, there will be another chapter
news. the wife of jesse jackson junior at any moment expected to follow in her husband's footsteps, pleading guilty to campaign funds. will get you the latest on that. senator has come clean about fathering a son out of wedlock three decades ago. why he decided to keep it a secret for years and now why is he telling everybody. one of the things we thought you should know. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective to reduce the risk of an afib-related stroke. there is limited data on how these drugs compare
, president obama tees up with tiger. rand paul on whether he's ready to run. and while jessie jackson's troubles grow, the list. candidates to replace him is shrinking. and then there's a big name new yorker set to spend millions miles from home. but in honor of president's day, washington and lincoln are the most common presidential names for places in the united states. which president's name comes in at number three. so washington, lincoln, think lincoln county, all that business. which presidential surname is number three. person to tweet the correct answer gets an on-air shout-out. coming up. we'll be right back. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart v
jackson junior just pled guilty in a court in washington, d.c. his wife will appear later today. >>> allen says he wants to focus on the health of his wife and recently cleared of any wrong doing in the general petraeus sex scandal. >>> it's a merger of rivals, office max and office depot have merged as part of an all stock deal with a combined $18 billion in revenue for 2012. and a major snowstorm is heading towards the midwest and could dump more than a foot of snow by thursday night. however, there is a silver lining here, good news, that storm could bring much needed moisture to areas affected by the drought. >>> we're learning more about the chilling details of a foil murder plot involving justin bieber. police in new mexico released audio made by the mastermind behind the plot in which one of his conspirators explained how he would kas trait the singer. it was planned for december while bieber was in new york city. [ male announcer ] why is kellogg's crunchy nut so delicious? because every flake is double-toasted... splashed with sweet honey... and covered in rich double-roasted pean
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presidential primary came to new york, new york state, critical moment and jackson scored upset wins over dukakis and al gore sort of around the edges. koch linked up with gore because he did not like jesse jackson. he called new york city hymie town in 1984 and saying any jewish person is crazy to vote for jackson. jesse jackson won new york city. and it was indication of the problem that sort of the racial problem that sort of really flourished in the democratic party while koch was mayor and then a year and a half ago, david dinkens challenges ed koch and beats him in the primary and now the end of the political career. >> hawkins killed before the primary and put a spotlight on the racial insensitivity and the challenges of the city under koch. earlier -- last year, talked about the central park five movie and infamous moment saying obviously they're guilty and obviously they weren't. moving along from that. he was the embodiment of the city. brash, combative. so colorful and charismatic. won 21 races and lost 3. a congressman and then mayor for three terms. niktd has a great quote. a
of the century here at home. >>> plus former congressman jesse jackson jr. pleading guilty to fraud. his father, the reverend jesse jackson joins me next. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> not a proud day. i'm sorry i low everybody down. >> former congressman jesse jackson jr. outside a courthouse yesterday after he pled guilty to charges that he misused campaign funds. he will be sentenced in june, so we won't know his fate until then, but right now his father, the ref endjesse jackson sr. joins me to talk about this and other topics. i want to begin by asking how your son is doing and your reaction initially? i
to be represented by jesse jackson jr. until he resigned. today in the primary to replace him, gun reform played a huge role in the race. we're going to have results and whatever explanation we have got about those results coming up on the show this hour. and as that illinois congressional election becomes sort of a test case for the democratic party's newfound muscularity and confidence on the issue of gun policy, well, today in washington, vice president biden kept up his very high profile schedule on this issue. the vice president taking this meeting today with a group of really not the usual suspects on the gun issue. and also today, one key legislator announced a really important decision about what is going to happen now on the gun issue. we're going to be getting to that. alaska, don't wet your pants. something is going to happen on guns. try to hold it together. >> furthermore today in washington, the collapse of one of the weirdest d.c. republican tantrums in this era in which we have a lot of weird d.c. republican tantrums as president obama's nominee for defense secretary finally got
, in the house, the rosa parks bill that came to fruition today was sponsored by congressman jesse jackson jr. of illinois. mr. jackson, like mr. kerry, was not around to see the unveiling of the rosa parks statue, and that's because jesse jackson jr. resign his seat in congress amid first health worries and financial worries and ultimately last week plead guilty to misappropriating campaign funds for personal use. because jesse jackson resigned his seat, in a matter of weeks somebody new is going to be there to replace him. late last night we found out who that person is likely to be. last night democrats in the second congressional district in illinois nominated robin kelly as their candidate for that seattle. they picked her by a big margin, too. she got 52% of the vote compared with 24% for her nearest challenger, former congresswoman debbie halvorson. again, because the second district is such a deep, deep blue district, whoever wins the democratic primary is pretty much expected to win the general in a couple of weeks and to become the nation's newest member of congress. former congress
and president obama. meanwhile, in other political headlines, jesse jackson jr. has been charged with misusing campaign funds. federal prosecutors filed the indictment against jackson friday. practices cuters say jackson diverted about $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including a $43,000 gold plated rolex watch and more than $22,000 in michael jackson memorabilia. >>> "the washington post" is reporting that fbi agents had been looking into allegations that new jersey democrat senator bob menendez patronized prostitutes while in the dominican republic. "the post" cites sources familiar with the investigation says new evidence has been found to support the claims so far. >>> and president obama in his weekly address today told the american public that cuts in federal programs will hurt the middle class. >> i disagree with republicans who think we should do that by making even bigger cuts to things like education and job training, or medicare, and social security benefits. that would force our senior citizens and working families to bear the burden of deficit reduction while the wealt
. >>> well, this is a sad story. we learned today jesse jackson, jr. is being charged with conspiring to spend campaign funds on personal expenses. jackson allegedly conspired to spend $750,000 in campaign funds. sources tell politico those expenses are said to include a $43,000 rolex, home renovations, and fur coats, among other things. jackson issued a statement this afternoon saying he fully accepts responsibility for his mistakes. politico says prosecutors will recommend a prison sentence of between 46 and 57 months, and he had a career ready to go. jackson's wife also pled guilty to one count of tax fraud. i guess this is all a plea bargain. we'll be right back. >>> we saw with his nomination something truly extraordinary, which is the government of iran formally and publicly praising [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds bea
testifying, shirley ann jackson, and joins me now.the sequester, testifying, shirley ann jackson, and joins me now.into effect on. the sequester, among those testifying, shirley ann jackson, and joins me now. welcome. you're no stranker to washington. born and raised here and former head of the nuclear regulatory commission. what are your big concerns about science and technology and the effects of the sequester if it goes in to effect? >> the big concerns are these. science and technology and the basic research that under girds it have been the the basis of over 50% of our gdp growth for 50 years. but the things we take for granted today are based on research that occurred over a 10, 20, 30 year period, even 50 years. and so one has to understand the source of idea generation. secondly, one has to have human talent. and that stall letalent is supp fellowships that come out of federal support. if the sequester occurs and occurs in a blunt way that can with devastating effects on research programs at universities all across the country. not to mention impacts on some aspects of financial aid
garamendi is with us tonight from california. also congresswoman sheila jackson lee of texas and gerry nadler. great to have all three of you with us tonight. how serious is the threat to medicare, medicaid and social security? congresswoman jackson, over the next 13 day, it's a very critical time. your thoughts. >> absolutely. you know, i was on the floor of the house and making a comment about this pending tragedy, and indicated that those who have social security and medicaid and medicare, they actually earned it. they paid taxes, and they actually earned it for their time of need, for social security and medicare. and i was blasted by those who said earned it, well, i'm concerned because they did earn it. they worked and they deserved it. and now with this pending crisis, we know that as sequester comes and there are across-the-board cuts, and there is an attitude of looking for any dollar they can find, there is rumor that what the republicans are looking for is not to address solvency for social security, but really to end it as we know it, to cut medicare and to cut made mediter
a building. for month we've been bringing you the story of one lonely building in mississippi, the jackson women's health organization is the state's only remaining abortion clinic. it's been targeted by the conservative governor and lawmakers. they're using a strategy called targeted represent lags of abortion providers that out clinics that provide abortions and burden them with requirements more restrictive than other medical procedures. for months this little gray building has been trapped. it is trapped between new laws that require its doctors to secure a hospital-admitting privileges and the seven local hospitals that refuse to grant the doctors the privileges. because the clinic is trapped, so are the women of mississippi. mississippi is one of the poorest states in the nation. it has the highest teen birth rate. and yet the women of mississippi have the same constitutional right as all american women. one of those is to seek an abortion. but lawmakers have figured out the easiest way to deny women the ability to exercise that right is to attack this building. here it stand, jackso
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. >>> former congressman jesse jackson, jr. has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors. nbc news has learned jackson signed papers admitting violating federal campaign finance law. under the terms of the deal, he would plead guilty to converting campaign contributions to personal use. sentence could range from probation to some prison time. what a sad story. good kid i thought and i still do. jackson resigned from the congress back in november. we'll be right back. ♪ if it wasn't for you ♪ don't know what i'd do ♪ i'd have nothing to prove [ male announcer ] zales is the diamond store. save 30 percent off an amazing selection storewide, now through sunday. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. let's say you pay your guy around 2% to manage your money. that's not much you think. except it's 2% every year. does
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for politics. >>> former congressman jesse jackson, jr. has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors. nbc news has learned jackson signed papers admitting violating federal campaign finance law. under the terms of the deal, he would plead guilty to converting campaign contributions to personal use. sentence could range from probation to some prison time. what a sad story. good kid i thought and i still do. jackson resigned from the congress back in november. we'll be right back. >>> i'm making crabby snacks and >>> i'm making crabby snacks and homemades. >> come on, dad, be nice. she is making crabby snacks and homemades. come on, dad! >> what are you so up about? >> you're very happy. >> no, you're so up, up, up, up. >> isn't that a good thing? >> no. you're up, up, up. >> up. i don't know what that is. are you taking the proper dosage of your medication? >> am i taking the right dose? of course i am. >> okay. are you taking a little too many or something? >> no. if i was taking that, i would be on the floor, dad. >> unbelievable movie. welcome back to "hardball." i just love rooting for
for us. more for you. >>> in other headlines today, former congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife are both in court today to finalize their guilty pleas for federal charges in connection with more than $750,000 in campaign funds spent on luxury items. jackson's wife is expected to appear alongside him in the next hour. sentencing for the former congressman is now expected next month. >>> the post office is going fashion forward. this is hard to believe. in their quest to inch closer to profitability for the agency, langishing in the red, they've signed a deal with a cleveland-based apparel company to launch a new line of all-weather wear next year. i checked this out. i thought maybe it was a joke from the onion, but it's real. they are going to try to expand the line and market it in the future. >>> joining me now is colin goddard, a survivor of the virginia tech shooting, and assistant director of federal legislation for the brady campaign to prevent gun violence. colin, good to see you again. tell me where we are now in these weeks since newtown, weeks and months since newtown.
jackson junior reportedly spent $750,000 in campaign funds. a large chunk of it apparently bought michael jackson and bruce lee memorabilia. >>> new jersey's bob menendez in the hot seat. menendez is faces allegations of improper travel in the dominican republic. >>> the president traveled as well to florida for a brief vacation. he went golfing with tiger woods always no pictures were released and the president set to arrive at the white house shortly. speaking of the white house, possible future presidential contenders on the air waves sunday. newark mayor cory booker says he is clearly interested in running for senate and kentucky senator rand paula nounsed he would only run for president, quote, if it were to win. florida senator marco rubio's super pac raised more than $100,000 from water bottle sales. "snl" cashed in on the state of the union rebuttle explaining why he took that big gulp mid-speech. >> there are hot lights on you. the room isn't vent late. you're wearing your lucky burlap unitard under the suit and you do what anyone would do, you lunge to the side all the while hol
unpopular institution in the united states, even though it is partisan wrangling. >> jesse jackson jr. expected back in court, due to charges of misusing campaign funds. >> reporter: there is an appearance here, they charges wife, sandy, who has a count of income tax fraud, this is a serious family situation and a legal situation. she could face time or probation, we expect both of them in court this week. >> and speaking of political comebacks, as we reported, former governor mark sanford running for a house seat. he resigned in 2009, after having an affair with a woman in argentina, who he is now engaged to. does this have the makings of a political comeback? >> reporter: yes, he is asking for forgiveness, a first step. it is a big race, he is the best known in the republican primary. so people often have second acts in politics. >> all right, lynn sweet, thank you so much for your perspective, we appreciate it. >>> and other news in america, we begin in florida, firefighters fought raging flames in a gas station, there were few vehicles in close proximity when fire came out of two
forward on chuck hagel's nomination of secretary of defense. jesse jackson jr.'s district will cast a vote to replace him. if they approve jack lu as treasury secretary, a senate vote could come tomorrow. on top of that, can lawmakers prevent the spending cuts? tracie potts is live in washington with the answers to all those things and details on who will feel the cuts first, if congress fails to act. good morning. >> good morning, mara. good morning, everyone. three words on capitol hill, no one's talking at least on the white house and capitol hill. no negotiations going on days before the budget cuts hit. president obama headed to virginia. he'll speak at a shipbuilder that has connections and ties in all 50 states. their concern of the impact on the defense cuts on their industry. president obama is using that as a backdrop to emphasize the cuts. he's criticized by house speaker john boehner and other republicans who say the president needs to stop campaigning, get off the road, come back to washington and facilitate a discussion. the two sides are at polar opposites when it comes to p
what should be a fresh experience for the band. >>> wedding bells. janet jackson confirmed she married her billionaire boyfriend and christina applegate said i do. daniel day-lewis saying he's going to take years off to rest, it must be nice. >> you work hard. then you feel guilty takes days off. >> maybe if i can find a billionaire husband like janet i can take years off. this is "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned. "way too early" starts right now. >>> when it came time for best picture, was the award presented by a huge movie star? no. it was presented by first lady, michelle obama accompanied by a pile of wrinkled laundry. did she give it to the most american movie, "zero dark thirty"? oh, no. her husband had to get all the credit sfr that. >> steven colbert mocking the oscar cam know. i'm bill karens, this is "way too early." it's so good. thanks for being up with us this tuesday. we have a lot to talk about including a snub by c-pac. governor chris christie's invitation seems to be lost in the mail. why a 2016 contender won't be speaking out. the market drops 200 points after fears
to "hardball." now to the sideshow. did you see texas democrat jackson greeting president obama when he entered the chamber? it's not the first time she's staked out an aisle position. and she's got company. some members of congress are known to arrive up to 12 hours before the speech to get one of those seats. where they can be seen on camera with the president. and you've got to wait in person, by the way. the rule is no leaving a book or coat on that seat to claim your seat for the event later. sheila jackson says it's all for her constituents. quote, they are seeing me work on their behalf. many of them are moved by the moment. now retired dale kildee started showing up early the days of carter. there he is with bill clinton. he would arrive early and share snacks while awaiting facetime with the president. people would say gosh, i saw you shaking hands with the president. take a look at ohio republican gene schmidt at last year's address. >> well, unfortunately for miss schmidt, that success on the check turned into a radio attack ad for her challenger. >> there's someone kissing the presi
jackson's years earlier. some accused clinton of marginalizing obama as the black candidate. let's watch. >> jesse jackson won south carolina twice in '84 and '88. and he ran a good campaign. and senator obama is running a good campaign. he is a good candidate. >> well, there you have it. let me ask you about a deeper question, not the cheap shots or the obvious analysis based on either sides point of view, david. you know this better than anybody. but the natural rivalry, the stuff that just happens because you have to be a rival. if barack obama is a transformational president, meaning he is the guy that did health care. he is the guy that has his successor elected, a democratic successor elected. he is the guy that starts a real era. can he win and the clintons not win? i mean -- can they both win, or is there a natural rivalry here between the two of them on history? >> well, there is a natural rivalry. but right now they're inextricably linked. i think that's what is interesting about this moment in history. for time really starting with the last campaign. bill clinton was needed by
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-fil-as, crystal's, what taburger. where is the nearest one? it's still big. former congressman jesse jackson's facing jail time after pleading guilty to misusing hundreds of thousands of campaign funds. a tearful jackson apologized to his family and friends. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams takes us through this sad case. >> reporter: for jesse jackson jr., the walk into the courthouse was the end of a slow-motion fall from grace. he told a federal judge, for years i have lived off my campaign, admitting that he took money received in political contributions and used it to make more than 3,000 separate purchases for himself and his wife over the past seven years. a $43,000 gold watch, $19,000 for one of michael jackson's guitars, $16,000 for a pair of elk heads. tens of thousands more in furnishings for their homes in washington and chicago. total value, $750,000. >> jesse jackson jr. had the drive, the ability and the talent to be the voice of a new generation. but he squandered that talent. >> reporter: as he left, jackson was apologetic. >> it's not a proud day. i'm sorry i let e
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person was broke, they have $500 and they don't know the meaning of being broke. i love michael jackson, so forgive me, during the time everybody was trying to figure him out, michael jackson taught me two things. you can do whatever you want and you don't have to be black. even if you are black. >> that's the thing. the only things you have to do is be black and die. >> you don't have to be black anymore, michael jackson fixed that for us. >> all you have to do now is die. there's that. i have a joke, i don't know if i'm allowed to tell it. if not, it's -- imagine here is my favorite race joke. it's a young juish man bringing three girls home to meet his mother. he says i'm going to marry one of these three girls. chat with them a bit and predict which one i'm going to marry. the mom chats with them. mom, which one do you think i'm going to marry. she says this one on the right. he says mom, that's right, how did you know? shesays, i don't like her. all right. that's my race joke for the day. okay, i always appreciate having the humor and insight. thanks for coming and joining us. when
for joining us tonight here on "the ed show." now let's turn to congresswoman sheila jackson lee, who is a member of the homeland security department and also the subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence. congresswoman, nice to have you with us on the program tonight. are you concerned at the level of transparency in this program? >> thank you, ed. thank you for having me. let me just also express my concern on the violence, the gun violence going on in l.a. and the cops that have been shot. i know everyone's prayers are with those individuals out there. absolutely, i'm concerned about our present status with respect to drones. and i understand the american people's concern. i understand that we are a nation of values and of laws. i do want to make the point that none of us who are expressing this concern want to do anything to harm those agents who are in the field as part of the agency to put them in harm's way. and i think that should be clear, that the american people value what happens and how we're protected through gathering of intelligence. i think the white house did
of illinois. former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. entered a plea deal and could be facing time behind bars. you should the terms of the deal, jackson would plead guilty to violating federal campaign laws by using contributions for personal use, including buying a rolex, furniture for his home and travel expenses of a friend. his sentence determined by a federal judge and could range from probation to as mentioned prison time. with the state of the union tuesday, we are taking a look at the president's latest approval ratding. brand new numbers out and also a popularity, how it compared to new numbers on what you think of congress and the republican leadership. >>> then, an unlikely duo at a conference for house democrats today. former president bill clinton and stephen colbert makes appearances not together but today. >> now that you won this race that was a referendum in large measure on what the american people did not want, we have to create a future that they do want. >> we'll play more of what the former president said and give you the scoop of what colbert hads to say. join our
, president clinton landed in hot water after he declared candidate obama's prior to that in jesse jackson. >> jesse jackson won south carolina twice in '84 and '88. senator obama is not a good campaign here. he's a good candidate. >> well, there you have it. let me ask you about a deeper question, not the cheap shots and the obvious analysis based on either side's point of view. and you know this better than anybody. the natural rivalry, the stuff that just happens because you have to be a rival. if barack obama is a transformational president, he's the guy that has the democratic successor elected. he's the guy that starts a real era? can he win and the clintons not win? or is there a natural rivalry here? >> well, there is a natural rivalry. but, right now, that i hey're inextricably linked. that's what's interesting about this moment in history for the first time, really, starting with the last campaign. bill clinton was needed by barack obama and clinton loves to be needed. that's what carries forward. i don't think that dynamic will change now. for both of them to establish what they
saw someone like andrew jackson or harry truman campaigning against congress well and good. but it's only in recent years that you've had this almost nuclear game of chicken that we're seeing now. and we also saw in 1995 with bill clinton and newt gingrich. and i think one dangerous thing about right now is that on both sides, people tend to be a little bit sanguine in remembering 1995. through a political lens, there may even be some democrats who say it turned out to be good for the democrats because clinton was able to position himself as a moderate, keeping the barbarians from the gate. and on the republican side they can say yes, we took some heat for being confrontational, but didn't we win both houses of congress in 1996? so i think that memory is a very dangerous thing. and it certainly isn't a break on this rush to the edge of destruction that we're seeing right now. >> because the fights are over fiscal issues and economic issues broadly speaking, i have to ask about how much of a threat to the country we are seeing and how much actual damage we are seeing inflicted. i me
anywhere in sight. >>> also this morning, the race to replace jesse jackson jr. in congress kicks off with a packed primary in chicago. just how much power will the mayor of new york have in shaping the chicago outcome and where else is he going to weigh in on gun control by dropping big dollars? >>> and a deep dive into the heart of texas. are democrats really on track to turn the rock solid republican region to a slightly more purple shade in the battleground? >>> good morning, i'm athan m manuel it's tuesday, february 26th and you're about to watch "daily rundown" with chuck todd. >> thank you, athan and carolina is my second favorite basketball team in the acc. >>> another day closer to sequester, another day of public posturing and what appeared to be no serious attempts to stop the sequester or even meetings between the white house and congressional republicans to pretend that they might think about stopping the sequester. the only thing different today is the address, that's newport news, virginia, where the president takes his pr campaign to the docks. >> we'll all be in the t
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